Fans greet Peterson at Vikings camp
The “AP! AP!” and “MVP! MVP!” chants started as soon as Adrian
Peterson was spotted driving into the parking lot.
The purple-clad crowd of autograph-seeking Vikings fans gathered at the annual reporting day saved the loudest cheers for a 30-year-old running back who played in only one game last season, formally welcoming the once-marooned Peterson back to Minnesota State University as players moved into their dorm rooms for training camp Saturday in Mankato, Minn.
“It’s comforting. It’s definitely a good feeling to know that the people do have your back,” Peterson said, a little over three months after the NFL reinstated him after the suspension he served for his involvement in a child abuse case. . . .
Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Damond Powell Jr. was wounded by gunfire outside his Ohio home and remained hospitalized, team officials said.
Powell, 22, was wounded in his driveway from shots fired from a car Friday evening, Toledo police said. Witnesses reported seeing three men wearing masks in a gold-colored vehicle, according to police.
A University of Toledo Medical Center staffer said she had no information to release about Powell’s condition. But police had said his injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening. . . .
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, speaking as training camp opened in Latrobe, Pa., said he “most definitely” wants his three-game marijuana suspension reduced but added he has no idea how the NFL will handle his appeal or whether it’s even up for evaluation.